Perhaps I think should address a few points.
I am in general agreement with a number of your
1. I think I have staunchly defended dealers
right to setting prices that they want.
2. I agree that if prices on a series go up -
its "Get Hard or Get out!" At a thousand bucks a
cel, of any character short of a Mizayaki or a
Ruri-ruri I'm out.
3. I have in fact considered in my last trip to
Japan offering to sell my soul in Shinjuku so
that I can afford cels in the shops in Nakano and
Akhibaraka. Unfortunately my street act is
not "Kawaii" enuf to land me more than a quick
trip to the local police station. And besides
everyone knows to make enough - work for some
public Ministry of Works holding road signs!
I will pass on the whole FY thing. Lord knows
you'd be getting enough hatemail.